English Premiership

Premier League goal spree sets new record

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The Premier League set a new record for the highest number of goals in a single round of matches on Monday as Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scored the milestone 44th against Wolves.

After 39 goals were scored across Saturday and Sunday's eight games, City, Wolves and Aston Villa all netted on Monday to surpass the previous Premier League best of 43.

In the 20-team Premier League era, 43 goals were scored in a single game-week across 5 and 6 February, 2011.

Jesus left it until the very last moment to set the record when he scored in stoppage-time of City's 3-1 win at Wolves.

Earlier in the day, Aston Villa had beaten Sheffield United 1-0.

Tottenham's 5-2 rout of Southampton followed Saturday's wins for Everton, 5-2 against West Bromwich Albion, and Leeds, 4-3 against Fulham, with six more added as Leicester beat Burnley 4-2

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Fixtures
Fri 23 Oct 20 21:00 PM (SAST)
Aston Villa
Leeds United
Villa Park
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West Ham United
Manchester City
London Stadium
Sat 24 Oct 20 16:00 PM (SAST)
Fulham
Crystal Palace
Craven Cottage
Results
Mon 19 Oct 20
Leeds United 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Mon 19 Oct 20
West Bromwich Albion 0
Burnley 0
Sun 18 Oct 20
Leicester City 0
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Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Everton
5
4
13
2. Aston Villa
4
4
12
3. Liverpool
5
3
10
4. Leicester City
5
3
9